Thursday, December 18, 2014
Retirees Will Get Their Retroactive Pay In February - Maybe.
In December the UFT General Assembly was informed by President Michael Mulgrew that the retirees will get their retroactive payments in February. Hopefully, he meant February of 2015 since his union's track record hasn't been too good lately when it comes to those promises to the retirees.
Back in June the UFT leadership assured the potential retirees that, at worst, the retroactive payments will be sent to them in October. As October rolled in, the retirees became concerned about the retirement payments. The UFT leadership reassured the retirees that they will receive their payments in November, later on they said it would be paid by Thanksgiving. As Thanksgiving came and went with still no payments to the retirees, the UFT was inundated with angry calls from cash-strapped retirees wanting to know where the money is as they struggle to pay their tax and other bills? The UFT response? "We're working on it".
Now the new date is February. Of course Michael Mulgrew didn't say February of 2015 and when the retirees finally do get their retroactive payments, let's say sometime in September of 2015, the UFT will take credit that they pushed the City in giving the retirees the money five months early instead of six months late.